Friday, November 27, 2009
Flower Fact Friday - Cornucopia
Seeing as how it's the day after Thanksgiving, I thought todays fact should be an autumn seasonal piece. Though they are not often filled with flowers, but with fruits and vegetables, my version of the Cornucopia is a floral piece, that's the perfect table or stand decoration for any home.
Also known as the horn of plenty or the harvest cone, the cornucopia is a symbol often associated with harvest/food or an abundance. The cornucopia comes from Greek Mythology. One tale states that Zeus mistakenly broke the horn from a goat that he nursed from as a baby. After feeling badly about doing so, he gave the horn back to her, with the power of granting the possessor anything they desired. Zeus also gave this mystical horn to kings as a Thank you.
If you do not have one already, make sure you fill your home with abundance next holiday season by placing a Cornucopia on your table as a centerpiece.